High Notes CD and iTunes Release Reception
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
6:30 - 9:30 pm, performance at 7:30 pmRefreshments provided by Figs Fine Foods
HEMPHILL presents High Notes featuring Alexandra Phillips, Soprano. High Notes includes operatic arias from some of the most lively, dramatic, and playful heroines in opera- including the crazy Lucia from Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor; a wind up doll Olympia from Les Contes D'Hoffmann; Bernstein's desperate Cunegonde from Candide, Strauss's flirtatious Zerbinetta from Ariadne auf Naxos; and Mozart's dignified but love stricken Kostanze from Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail. This evening of art and opera celebrates the CD and iTunes release of High Notes amidst Hemphill's current exhibition, Julie Wolfe.
Alexandra Phillips, Soprano, is a classically trained opera singer and performer, who loves to explore the collaboration and fusions of different genres and techniques. She has soloed at such venues as the Kennedy Center, the Folger Theatre, The White House and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Alexandra has recently returned from a three month performance tour in Italy. She is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, and received a Master’s Degree in vocal performance from The University of Tennessee. Operatic roles she has performed include "Olympia' in Les Contes D'Hoffmann, 'Lucia' in Lucia di Lammermoor, Thais in Thais, Die Koenigen der Nacht, in Die Zauberfloete, 'Amy March' in Adamo's Little Women, and Mabel in Orlando Ballet’s production of Pirates of Penzance. Alexandra has been a soloist with the Washington Arts Club, the Great Noise Ensemble, Congressional Chorus, Interact Theatre, Washington Savoyards, Washington Choral Ensemble, Friday Morning Music Club, the Paul Hill Chorale and the Master Chorale of Washington, and has been a guest singer/speaker on NPR. Oratorio highlights include Bach’s St. John’s Passion, Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion, Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorio, Haydn’s Creation, and Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Messiah, Poulenc’s Gloria, and Schwantner’s Sparrows.
As an educator, Alexandra holds a private voice studio in DC, and holds an adjunct faculty position at Montgomery College in Rockville. She encourages singers of all ages and levels to explore their voice, and helps them expand their potential.
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